Lately, eco-friendly solutions are becoming a trend, which is a good thing. After all, saving the one planet that we live on should be an initiative. Apart from reusable utensils and containers and products with organic ingredients, one more thing we use daily that can and should be eco-friendly is our clothing.
Here are some reasons why eco-friendly clothes are a MUST:
Good for your health
If you were born with sensitive skin, then clothes made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton are perfect for you.
Cotton production involves a lot of chemicals like pesticides. Add to that the chemical dyes that are used to treat clothes. These chemicals are harmful to our skin and may cause allergies and itchiness.
That’s why organic cotton is a popular choice for eco-friendly fabrics. Grown using organic fertilizers only, organic cotton is a healthier alternative and is also softer to the touch.
Cheap and high-quality products
Producing organic cotton costs less because of the fertilizer used. And fewer costs to make something means that the product is cheap too.
But just because it’s cheaper doesn’t mean it’s of lower quality. Organic fabrics are much stronger and long-lasting, making them highly sustainable. Since they can last for years, you don’t have to buy new clothes every so often. Thus saving you even more money in the long run.
Less waste and less pollution
The fashion industry is one of the major contributors to waste and pollution in the world, second only to oil. With the concept of fast fashion, people clamor to get the latest trendy pieces and throwing away “old” clothes that are still perfectly fine, filling up the landfills. Add to that the harmful chemicals used to produce clothes that seep into the environment that slowly kill it.
But you can help out with sustainable fashion and practices. Since eco-friendly clothes are durable, you’ll end up buying fewer clothes. And if you’re buying fewer clothes, then you’re contributing to less production of waste and pollution.
Support fair labor practices
Unfortunately, fast fashion brands outsource their production to factories overseas that don’t have labor laws in place. There are reports of child labor and unhealthy working conditions that lead to sickness and even death of factory workers.
By buying from trusted brands that employ fair labor laws in the making of their eco-friendly and sustainable clothing, you can be sure that you are supporting fair labor practices.
Who says fashion is only about looking good? With eco-friendly and sustainable clothes, you can look good and feel great that you can help the planet in your own, fashionable way.
And for the upcoming Earth Day, Shopee’s Shop Green campaign is featuring Forever 21’s new organic collection that uses organic cotton such as the Basic Organic Cotton Cami, Women’s Basic Organic Cotton Tee, and mor.